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Diving in Grand Baie
When to go to Grand Baie
Diving is possible anytime of the year, though the best season remains from November to April. Divers should be aware of diving between January and February, due to the peak tropical cyclone at that time. The summers (November to May) are warm and the winters (May-November) are mild. The daily temperatures range from 17 to 30C/62 to 86F round the year, water temperatures range from 20 to 28C/62 to 82F.
What to see
Among water inhabitants marlin, sharks, barracuda, soldier fish, large corals, majestic lion fish, giant lobsters, scorpion fish, stone fish, dorado and others can be found.
Scuba diving in Grand Baie
Grand Bay is located on the North coast of Mauritius, in 72 km from SSR International Airport. It offers excellent opportunities for scuba diving and snorkelling with its warm, crystal clear waters, calm seas and varied marine life. Not far from Grand Bay there are popular dive sites, such as Aquarium (depth 10-18m/32-59ft), Holt's Rock (16-25m/52-82ft), Coral Garden (depth 10-21m/32-68ft), Poison Reef (depth 7-12m/22-39ft), Whale Rock (depth 18-38m/59-124ft), and others. The Aquarium is a very colourfull reef with different variety of fish and corals. Whale Rock is a large dive site with a wide variety of marine life, including some of the larger species of fish (such as swordfish and hammerheads) and famous for its black corals.There is also a Silver Star Wreck (depth 26-41m/85-134ft), Stella Maru Wreck (depth 20-25m/65-82ft), and two small wrecks, Water Lily and Emily Wrecks (depth 14-25m/45-82ft).